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November 26, 2021

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pst314

"Passenger in seat 13A is breastfeeding a cat"

pst314

COVID lockdown madness, crack cocaine, or just crazy? Tennessee man threatens employees with AK-47 when told pizza would be ready in 10 minutes.

pst314

The Return of Mr. Thanksgiving Advice Man
What do you do with guests who show up with masks on?
Sprinkle them with Holy Water, Peggy. And if they start screaming and smoking, call a priest.

The Sage

Error detected.

I have had "posh beans on toast" as a breakfast menu choice before now (the Crown in Framlingham in years gone by). That involved sliced spring onions and chilis along with the mundane beans out of a can -- and proper slices of granary bread toast.

Ricard Cranium

@pst314, that made my day.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Trust Teh Media No. 784, the alleged perpetrator in Waukesha was Irish, apparently.

Meanwhile, more female antics.

asiaseen

A splash of vodka with everything

Now, there's an idea Mr Thompson to enhance things.

Princess Cutekitten

I liked the plankton, they were very relaxing. Thanks, David!

Steve E

I liked the plankton...

They can't be trusted. Any minute they might use mind control to steal the Krabby Patty formula.

Mags

Fortune favours the bold.

It's the comedy timing.

David

Morning, all.

It’s the comedy timing.

That, and the air of agitation expressed via the medium of flipflops.

See also, Motoring scenes.

David

Meanwhile, more female antics.

Note that the media class were among the first to succumb to each fashionable derangement.

JuliaM

pst314:""Passenger in seat 13A is breastfeeding a cat""

I have to ask, just who exactly is getting the 'emotional support' here?

David

Awkward.

Killer Marmot
"A red SUV inexplicably sped into the parade route and then directly into people marching into the parade and people watching it on the sidewalk," Maddow said.

Who can say why SUVs do such things? Perhaps it was miffed at something. Maybe its owner didn't change its oil regularly.

TimT

'This echoes my experience as an anti-racist racist, who, as a white persxn, identifies as a racist...'

Thank you, Woke Scholarship. An atrocious sentence in several ways.

Joan

Error detected.

Five quid for mini beans on toast.

https://www.ocado.com/products/m-s-10-posh-cheesy-beans-on-toast-566708011

David

Five quid for mini beans on toast.

They’ve taken beans on toast - quick, humble comfort food - and made it ironic. And unsatisfying. And fairly expensive. And the tiny, ironic versions somehow take longer to prepare.

Not an improvement, I think.

pst314

Who can say why SUVs do such things?

Not just SUV's. Motorbikes and ATV's are also inexplicably prone to such evil. Pay no attention to the faces inside the riders' helmets.

pst314

They’ve taken beans on toast - quick, humble comfort food - and made it ironic.

Didn't someone do an extended comedy routine about a character's crap art being embraced by art snobs because they think it's "ironic"? And then dropped when they decide it is no longer ironic?

pst314

The Return of Mr. Thanksgiving Advice Man

Columnist John Kass was forced out of the Chicago Tribune by his leftist colleagues, who were angered by his criticisms of George Soros.

pst314

I have to ask, just who exactly is getting the 'emotional support' here?

One does wonder about the exact nature of the woman's mental illness.

Jacob

Fortune favours the bold.

That was perfect. :-)

David

That was perfect. :-)

The gods, they mock us.

pst314

The gods, they mock us.

Which seems superfluous, considering how good we are at mocking ourselves.

Burnsie

Woke scholarship

Bah. Without self-flagellation, this is just lazy posturing. Where are the whips and cane? Show us true mortification of the flesh!

asiaseen

Not an improvement, I think.

But do they generate quieter and better perfumed farts?

Ted S., Catskill Mtns, NY, USA

Not an improvement, I think.

The way to improve it is to get rid of the beans and replace the beans with Nutella.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Why, in the name of all that is holy, would there even be such a thing as a WiFi connected barbecue grill?

asiaseen

a WiFi connected barbecue grill?

Barbecue Connections Matter

pst314

a WiFi connected barbecue grill?

Some men are stupid that way.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The way to improve it is to get rid of the beans and replace the beans with Nutella.

That or throw the whole mess in the trash - Why, in the name of all that is holy, would anyone put beans on toast, with or without cheese, to begin with?

Ted S., Catskill Mtns, NY, USA

Probably because they're British.

[recalls getting in trouble in a previous comment section where I suggested the way to ruin a British breakfast was Marmite.]

Eagle

What was that old map that said "Here there be monsters"?

I watched the above, and saw that map. But with "Here there be crazy" instead.
Racist of me?

David

[recalls getting in trouble in a previous comment section where I suggested the way to ruin a British breakfast was Marmite.]

[ Finger hovers over mysterious red button. ]

pst314

What is this marmite you keep talking about? I can't find it in my geology handbook.

David

What is this marmite you keep talking about?

It’s like chocolate.

John

The “inexplicably evil” bike and ATV attack took place over a year ago. If the victim had been a different colour the media would still be reporting about it.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

What is this marmite you keep talking about?

Thermite, not marmite, the way to improve a full English breakfast is thermite. Ignite before instead of eating.

WTP

He was indeed a big chap.

Heh. Reminds me of the trouble I used to have with ties, trying to tie the average sized ones such that they would be long enough. Ironically (B-b-but that's raaaaacist!), the three I bought at a sidewalk stand in Tokyo years ago were actually the perfect length.

PiperPaul

Marmite is made from these

.

pst314

The “inexplicably evil” bike and ATV attack took place over a year ago.

Yes. I believe I saw reports of other mayhem that occurred this summer.

pst314

Thermite, not marmite, the way to improve a full English breakfast is thermite.

pst314

The way to improve a full English breakfast is to feed the beans and the emulsified high fat offal tubes to the dog, and drop the Marmite into the Cracks of Doom.

Sam Duncan

“Simple party secrets.”

Dammit, I knew I'd done something wrong. My painter was clean-shaven.

Did a lovely job of the wainscoting, mind you.

“Plenty of meat on that one.”

I'll just quote my exact words: “Yeaaaargh. Aaaaaaargh.”

“Pillow fight.”

In fairness, the bloke who invented Lawn Tennis as an amusement for garden parties would probably be baffled by the World Tour.

“The patriarchy trembles.”

Is that Matt Lucas? He's a card, isn't he?

“And finally, festively, one for the Christmas list.”

🎶♬♪ ♩♬♫♩.

pst314

Maybe I overreacted. Throw these into the Cracks of Doom. And when you do so, remember that the people pushing this really are Gollums.

David

[ Replaces self with life-size cardboard cut-out, sneaks out to buy wine and treats. ]

pst314

Imagine being so in love with the NHS that you would rather a family member die than seek private medical care:

Labour leader Keir Starmer tells @bbcnickrobinson about his late mother:
"She was also just a passionate defender of the NHS, you couldn't say a word against the NHS to my mum in any shape or form, it absolutely ran through her and again an abiding memory I have of being in an intensive care unit and it was very touch and go and she just held my hand and said 'You won't let your Dad go private, will you?' She feared that if things got really really bad there might be a temptation to try something else and she wasn't going to have it"

Squires

So it was a near miss from Starmer becoming an honor killing, then.

pst314

'You won't let your Dad go private, will you?'

Monstrous.
And as I recall Labour has been trying to nationalize (i.e., steal) all private health care, making private health care possible only for those wealthy enough to travel abroad.
Doubly monstrous.

pst314

So it was a near miss from Starmer becoming an honor killing, then.

No, I think he was saying that his mum would have preferred that her husband die rather than get private care.

pst314

Thanksgiving dinner: Talking about the really important issues

pst314

Our ruling elites are cultural vandals

Mark

The joys of public transport, part 4,021.

I do admire her creativity...

Mark

I, too find that a wonderful time is to be had by adding a splash of vodka to everything.

Mark

Your response to them, tells me everything I need to know about you

Yup, tells me all I need to know, as well.

Daniel Ream

Any minute they might use mind control to steal the Krabby Patty formula

It has always amused me that the actor for Mr. Krabs and The Kurgan from Highlander are one and the same. But then Clancy Brown does get around a bit.

David

Ooh snow.

That wasn’t there before.

David

A reminder of how much of an arse Seth Rogan is.

Sue Sims

Ooh snow.

That wasn’t there before.

That's not snow, David. It's solidified particles of global warming.

pst314

That's not snow, David. It's solidified particles of global warming.

Either way, more vodka is called for.

pst314

A reminder of how much of an arse Seth Rogan is.

Speaking of which, when did Stephen King become such an vile arsehole? He hasn't deleted the original tweet yet, which suggests that he is not embarrassed even after the evidence and testimony shown at the trial.

anon a mouse

"'You won't let your Dad go private, will you?"

Hmm. That sounds a bit, well...

David

I like that, despite the years, I’m still slightly excited on discovering that it’s snowed overnight.

#JustABigKidAndAdorableWithIt

WTP

when did Stephen King become such an vile arsehole?

He’s always been one. Creeped me out how popular he was. Not just his books but he himself. And our bloody libraries are full of his books. Multiple copies at times. Yet try and find anything by Thomas Hobbes or anything of substance and it’s like the Monty Python Cheese Shoppe sketch.

pst314

He’s always been one.

I never really knew anything personal about him until the internet. Read The Stand when it came out in paperback. Was sort of okay but not good enough to get me to ever read another of his books--although my dislike of horror fiction might also have been a factor. ;-)

Not sure what it is about horror that appeals to some people (entirely foreign and mystifying to me) but I speculate that there must be multiple factors as there seems to be great variety in what sorts of horror people like/dislike/loathe. For instance, I knew people who liked HP Lovecraft or vampire/zombie stories but who could not stomach the art of HR Giger. One woman proudly brought her Giger coffee table book to a party, and the photo of the artist removed all doubt that he was a seriously disturbed and possibly dangerous person. Ann Rice might be another example: I knew people who really liked her, but when I finally took a brief look at two of her novels I was horrified by how they reveled in cruelty.

Creeped me out how popular he was.

Fan adulation has always tended to creep me out. Unable to distinguish between the art and the artist? Pathological need for someone to worship? Everyone has faults that make them unsuitable objects of worship, and writers/artists tend to be especially flawed. Although I've personally known a few who were fine people who I very much liked.

Sam Duncan

“Our ruling elites are cultural vandals”

“What they are proposing to do to Notre-Dame would never be done to Westminster Abbey or Saint Peter’s in Rome.”

The Church of England: “Oh, I dunno though...”

“I like that, despite the years, I’m still slightly excited on discovering that it’s snowed overnight.”

One thing I miss about being a kid is snowball fights and building snowmen. But I suppose being free to do whatever and go wherever you want is a fair trade-off.

Oh, wait...

David

One thing I miss about being a kid is snowball fights and building snowmen.

This morning, with the temperature somewhere around zero, I drove past three students wearing only underpants and having a snowball fight. I’m assuming the activity was over pretty quickly.

#TrueStory

pst314

I drove past three students wearing only underpants and having a snowball fight.

Likely, but you never know: When I was about 6 years old my friends and I would sometimes play in the snow while wearing only indoor clothing. It took a long time before we started to feel cold and want warm jackets.

Buck F

Physical virtual space? Or is it virtual physical space?

I threw an online orgy and virtually nobody came.

Color processing ended when Eastman Kodak folded.

Exactly what does one do when processing emotions surrounding the Rittenhouse verdicts? Is it permissible to dance and frolic?

WTP

An example of the politicization of damn near everything. My wife asked me why the Auburn-Alabama football rivalry. Game was called the "Iron Bowl". I knew it had something to do with Birmingham, AL being a steel industry area but was curious as to other details. Picking this Wiki article up and putting it down twixt plays and such, I stumble across this extensive paragraph...

During the 1930s and into the 1940s while the football rivalry was in hiatus, Auburn under the leadership of President Duncan, became the administrative home for several New Deal agencies: the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, the Soil Conservation Service, and the Resettlement Administration. The federal Government funding flowing into Auburn soon drew the ire of the University of Alabama trustees and their partisans in the Alabama Legislature. President Duncan was able to influence the placement of these agencies at Auburn due to his support for Governor Bibb Graves. Both the president and the governor supported the New Deal faction of the Democratic Party in Alabama. Graves was well connected in Washington D.C. with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and often lobbied in D.C. on "plum-tree-shaking expeditions". Meanwhile, Duncan with his connections in the Alabama Farm Bureau and as the director of the Extension Service exercised great control over the organized farm vote. By the mid 1940s, the Democratic Party was splintering in Alabama, with the rise of the Dixiecrats and those who remained loyal to the national party. One of the most outspoken critics of Auburn was publisher Harry Ayers, who would later endorse Harry Truman in 1945. In 1940 Duncan had successfully opposed Ayers' candidacy as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, which deeply offended the publisher. The Anniston editor had been a long-time advocate of consolidating Auburn and Alabama, "so that Auburn would become the dangling tail of a Tuscaloosa kite". In August, 1942, President Duncan wrote to Raymond Paty, the newly-appointed president of the University of Alabama, that the relationship between their two schools was "of such magnitude and gravity" that he had given the question more attention than any other problem he faced as president. He urged Paty that Auburn and Alabama should agree upon a funding formula that would give each institution the same appropriation per in-state student, an idea which worked against the University of Alabama's self-image as the state's capstone university.
WTALF? What?!? Football. American football. Does it really entail this much political detail? Who cares? FDR was from NY. Truman was from Missouri. How did any of this lead to the Pat Dye years? Did Bear Bryant leave Kentucky for Alabama because of someone lost or gained TVA funding?

Bun

The Salvation Army calls fake news.

Richard Cranium
But then Clancy Brown does get around a bit.

My word, Mr. Ream; I have learned something today thanks to you. I thank you for that.

ccscientist

On the Notre Dame cathedral thing: During the French Revolution, the mob took over all church property due to the church being rather aligned with the monarchy. The cathedral still belongs to the state, not to the church. The state just leases cathedrals back to the church to use. Odd I know.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

“My name is Morning Star Bear,” she said tearfully as the crowd cheered.

“I’m Bear Clan. I’m Anishinaabe Métis from Treaty Four Territory,” she proclaimed as she described an impoverished childhood beset by violence.

Meanwhile...

...a laborious trace of Bourassa’s family tree revealed that her supposedly indigenous ancestors were in fact immigrant farmers who hailed from Russia, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.

TBF, the supposedly indigenous were immigrants from Siberia, which is part of Russia...

pst314

her supposedly indigenous ancestors were in fact immigrant farmers who hailed from Russia, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.

Would this be another case of immigrants doing the jobs that natives won't do?

pst314

“My name is Morning Star Bear,”

Sounds like a name crafted for maximum appeal to fatuous sandal-wearing liberals: Remember how sixties hippie chicks would give themselves names like Star Flower Moon Child"?

pst314

During the French Revolution, the mob took over all church property

I got the impression, back in the sixties and seventies, that many of the American left wanted to do that to all the churches--and especially to the Catholic Church. It's possible that this attitude has significantly declined, now that so many churches have been successfully infiltrated and subverted, but I'm not sure.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Sounds like a name crafted for maximum appeal to fatuous sandal-wearing liberals...

It is a variant of the We Wuz Kangs phenomenon, or the now largely defunct "past life" craze where everyone had been nobility but no one the chamber pot cleaner, or the "Vietnam-Era Veteran" because time in the Fulda Gap or one on the Korean DMZ doesn't get you the same points.

"My name is Limping Beaver" just isn't going to cut any ice with the hippies.

anon a mouse

"...a laborious trace of Bourassa’s family tree"

What's fun is that this is wommenz vs. wommenz. Of pallor, they are all.

Time for popcorn.

Sam Duncan

“On the Notre Dame cathedral thing: During the French Revolution, the mob took over all church property due to the church being rather aligned with the monarchy.”

And turned Notre Dame into “the Temple of Reason”. As Mark Twain (is reputed to have) said, history doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes.

Sue Sims

“My name is Morning Star Bear,”

Sounds like a name crafted for maximum appeal to fatuous sandal-wearing liberals: Remember how sixties hippie chicks would give themselves names like Star Flower Moon Child"?

I once taught a girl called Liberty Moon Upchurch ('Upchurch') was her surname). Her parents were definitely of the hippie persuasion, and she was exactly what you might expect - a complete and total nutter, who didn't see any reason why she should sit at a desk, refrain from shouting across the room to her friends, or do any work if she couldn't be bothered. She could very rarely be bothered.

ccscientist

pst314: note that during the riots of the past 2years many churches were fire bombed and statues vandalized.

The desire to be important and noticed and special is so strong that people make up a complete fake indian identity. Losers. I think this is part of the crazy with people who are "nonbinary"--they want attention. In a world of billions, you have to go pretty far to stand out and earning it is just too much work.
I met a famous mathematician years ago who was very short and insecure. He made sure you knew he had published 1800 papers--which for those who don't know is astounding. So he was a little bit of a jerk BUT he had accomplished real things with his drive to be noticed. Stolen valor (the "indian" lady) is just sad.

Darleen

The Salvation Army calls fake news.

They can "call" all they want. Doesn't change the fact that the 67-page "Let's talk about Racism" guide has merely been moved from the front page to the resources section and their International Social Justice Commission is still intact.

I will not support the Woke cult at SA any more than contributing to Hamas' candy fund.

WTP

'Upchurch'

Even that name annoys me, though probably only for personal reasons. Hadn't thought about this kid in probably 50 years...until now. Spoiled rich kid by that name who dressed like a slob/bum but would ride around the area on his mo-ped. He was maybe 13-14 max at the time. He would stop in our neighborhood because he was somewhat friends with the slightly less annoying kids across the street, who also thought he was a pompous ass. Fascinating character study IRL. Knew damn near everything and everyone but was always wrong or could never back up with any proof. Yet he persisted in being extremely confident. Nothing could change his mind and he could bamboozle even the most street smart kids in our neighborhood with his BS. At least until he rode off. Then suddenly kids would say how full of s*t he was. Yet in the guy's presence they were all, "yeah, cool man". My guess is by the time we were older teenagers he had either moved away or his sociopathic skills ran him into the wrong SOB. Or drugs. But my God what a creep. Never seen anything like it since. Close but never with that kind of effectiveness. Especially in someone so young.

David

Doesn’t change the fact that the 67-page “Let's talk about Racism” guide has merely been moved from the front page to the resources section

See how they lie. For “social justice.”

pst314

The desire to be important and noticed and special is so strong...

On a lighter note, I used to know a lot of people in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). Nearly all of them were Lord this and Lady that. Too often it spilled into real life.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Whatever you do, don't insult the snails.

pst314

They can "call" all they want. Doesn't change the fact that the 67-page "Let's talk about Racism" guide has merely been moved from the front page to the resources section and their International Social Justice Commission is still intact.

"Who are you going to believe? Our spin doctors or your lying eyes?"

I will not support the Woke cult at SA any more than contributing to Hamas' candy fund.

Well said. And an entirely fair comparison.
However, some of my friends would like to explain to you the Conservative Case for Never Excluding Communists From Your Beloved Institutions.

pst314

Or the Libertarian Case for...

Steve E

Sounds like a name crafted for maximum appeal to fatuous sandal-wearing liberals...

And how can we forget Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson.

Also, I believe Ms. Bourassa is known to her husband as Four Horses....Nag, Nag, Nag, Nag. (Shamelessly stolen from somewhere. Probably here.)

Sam Duncan

“I think this is part of the crazy with people who are "nonbinary"--they want attention.”

Of course it is. As we've often discussed here, there are already perfectly servicable non-masculine, non-feminine pronouns in English. But being called “it“ doesn't garner as much attention as loudly telling everyone that you want to be known as “❆/✿/❦”.

I actually wandered on to this train of thought earlier today while considering the transgender flag. Surely if it represents an indeterminate midpoint between two extremes, it should simply be a uniform grey? But that's not special.

“their International Social Justice Commission is still intact.”

The concept of “social justice” is utterly antithetical to Christianity. And the really sad part is that there are so many alleged Christians who would be genuinely shocked by that statement.

John

On the subject of the the transgender flag I am currently being annoyed every couple of minutes by said flag flashing across the sky tv screen while I’m trying to watch Chelsea. Clearly pissing off your fans by kneeling before kickoff isn’t enough.

WTP

Nearly all of them were Lord this and Lady that.
...
loudly telling everyone that you want to be known as “❆/✿/❦”.

Then there was that artist, whatshisname.

Captain Nemo

Christmas decoration fail of note:

https://twitter.com/_HelenDale/status/1464993832634925062

David

Christmas decoration fail of note

Is he... scratching himself...?

Yes, that must be it.

pst314

What exactly do these hand gestures mean?

WTP

What exactly do these hand gestures mean?

His right hand...saw that used by NC State Wolfpack fans yesterday...maybe that's it?

pst314

His right hand...saw that used by NC State Wolfpack fans yesterday...maybe that's it?

I assume it's not actually "hook em horns" but then there is much I do not know about the fine points of ghetto culture.

Steve E

I assume it's not actually "hook em horns"

Back in the day--High School in the 70s--that meant "bullshit." I have no idea what it means today. I've seen it used in too many contexts. I guess I'm getting old.

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